Fact #1: It exists! The Okra Festival is held annually, the last weekend in August, in Burkville, Lowndes County, AL about 20 miles west of Montgomery. When I heard about it, I had to go, as fresh okra is one of my favorite things and the festival rated as one of the top things to do in August in Alabama, other than drink iced tea and sit under a fan.
It’s that time of year again, folks. Time to celebrate the fact that we are half-way to St. Patrick’s Day on the ol’ calendar. I haven’t heard a better reason to throw one back. Join the fun in 5 points! More here.
Some say the best food comes out of a truck. Now’s your chance to prove them right! This Sunday, September 18th, Trucks by the Tracks will be returning to Birmingham. From 11am – 5pm, make your way to Railroad Park and enjoy your favorite food trucks.
Starting today through Saturday,August 10th, St. George Catholic Church is presenting the Middle Eastern Food Festival.
This event is free for everyone. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the different varieties of food and delectable desserts. From Kibbee Sandwiches to Baklawa, you’ll get the chance to try authentic international cuisine.
Each day there will be Middle Eastern dancing along with other cultural presentations. Live Music will be on Friday and Saturday night. Come check out the booths and events and share in their culture and fun.
Started by a gastrointestinal doctor and a former marine, Red Hills Brew Co will open its doors this weekend. Specialty will be ‘session’ beers meaning beers with less than 5.1% alcohol. That means you can throw back a few with out sliding off your chair!
Want to feel the energy of a neighborhood revitalization? Or, just want to have a great time? Either way, come out and experience the Woodlawn Street Market with over 50 local vendors including produce and locally made items to satisfy your stomach and your eyes.
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will offer 29 performances this year, marking its 20th season. The Center aims to attract people of all ages and income levels. The Center is getting some upgrades with digital marques and new carpet among other things.
“We have a commitment to you to bring you things you haven’t seen before and to introduce new audiences to it,” says Anna Thompson, Executive Director of the Center. “We are committed to having multiple price points where nobody is turned away based on the cost of the event.”
If you are interested in learning more about some of the top environmental issues in Alabama now, then you must check out the Southern Exposure Film Festival this Thursday evening, 7pm at the Altamont School. Oh, and it’s free!
Film topics include waste water, state parks, landfills, efficient energy for low income households, the Cahaba River and the importance of oysters, (other than being delicious!).
Six talented, emerging film makers, from various parts of the U.S., spent 6 weeks of their summer here in Alabama, thanks to a fellowship provided by Southern Exposure. The film makers will present to talk about their films and share their summer experience in Alabama.
Eagle Solar & Light, based in Birmingham, installed and donated ActiveLED solar lights and controls which brighten the 80 foot Kaul Adventure Tower when activity is present and dim when it is not. This will enable nighttime activities to rappel, zip line or climb.
If you are looking for fresh, local produce, or maybe even artisan crafts and jewelry, Birmingham has the best of the best. Over the past few years, farmers markets have been popping up all over our city and there are a lot more in our area than you may know of. So, whether you are on a local produce kick or you just want to support our local artists, follow our guide to Birmingham’s Farmers Markets.
It has been quite a journey for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Football team. It’s been two years since the program was shut down and nearly one year since it was reinstated because of the public outcry from the UAB and Birmingham community.